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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Branchiopoda
Superordo: Sarsostraca
Ordo: Anostraca
Subordo: Anostracina

Familia: Thamnocephalidae
Genera: Aeginecta – Branchinella – DendrocephalusPhallocryptus – Spiralifrons – Thamnocephalus


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Thamnocephalidae – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
ZipCodeZoo Thamnocephalisdae Packard, 1883

Thamnocephalidae is a family of anostracan branchiopod crustaceans with wide distribution including Western Australia, Southern Africa and South America. It was originally described as a subfamily of Branchipodidae by Alpheus Spring Packard in 1883, and elevated to the rank of family by Simon in 1886.[2] Six genera are recognised, in two subfamilies:[2]


Thamnocephalus Packard, 1879
Carinophallus Rogers, 2006


Dendrocephalus Daday, 1908
Phallocryptus Birabén, 1951
Spiralifrons Dixon, 2010[3]
Branchinella Sayce, 1903


"Thamnocephalidae Packard, 1883". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
D. Christopher Rogers (2006). "A genus level revision of the Thamnocephalidae (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Anostraca)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1260: 1–25.
Christopher J. Dixon (2010). "Spiralifrons, replacement name for Gurneya Brtek, 1996 (Branchiopoda, Thamnocephalidae), junior homonym of Gurneya Roth, 1974 (Insecta, Blattaria)". Crustaceana. 83 (10): 1279–1280. doi:10.1163/001121610X526960.


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